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  • Chulia Street buildings, circa 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970 photograph shows a street scene at Chulia Street. There are cars parked in front of China Building, the old OCBC headquarters, to the right of the photograph. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, China Building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its...
  • Raffles City and Raffles Hotel, 1986 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing a cityscape view of the Raffles City and Raffles Hotel, as seen across from Beach Road. It shows the low rise Raffles Hotel in the foreground and The Westin Stamford alongside sister hotel, The Westin Plaza in the background. (The Westin Stamford has been renamed...
  • Singapore River, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Read Bridge spanning across the Singapore River, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the Central Business District. A reflection of these skyscrapers and the surrounding buildings is formed on the clear waters of the Singapore River. Some of these skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre, OUB Centre and...
  • RSAF Open House, 1986 : general view [1]

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House at Paya Lebar Airport. Visitors to the event were treated to a display showcasing different types of military aircraft, armoured vehicles and weapons systems. In the background is the apron control office and waving gallery of the passenger...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building),...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building), CPF Building...
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay, 1976 : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of the OCBC Centre taken at night. The well-lit bank building, set against the night sky, stands in contrast to the darken area of Boat Quay and the Singapore River. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 11 cm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Raffles City, 1986 : interior [7]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is of the interior atrium of the then, newly built Raffles City Shopping Centre, with a semicircular opening for the escalators as the focal point. The ceiling lights along the semicircular opening are reflected on the floor's surface. Title devised by Library staff.
  • SIA Computer Centre, 1984 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Singapore Airlines Computer Centre with some clouds in the sky and a carpark in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Raffles City and Padang : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing a game of rugby being played at the Padang with the Raffles City area as a backdrop. Set against the city skyline is the spire of St. Andrew's Cathedral on the left and the Raffles City Shopping and Convention Centre, Westin Plaza (now known as...
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1964 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1964 photograph shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building at Chulia Street. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its building in English and Chinese adorn the pillars and...
  • Marina Bay waterfront and financial district skyline : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the skyline of Singapore's central business district. Financial skyscrapers at the central business district form a scenic backdrop against boats in the bay. Some of the office buildings include the Temasek Tower (now known as 8 Shenton Way), DBS Tower, UIC...
  • OCBC Centre : interior [11]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the banking hall and mezzanine of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. The spacious, carpeted hall is decorated with flowers for the bank's inauguration. Below the green banner is a counter. The atmosphere is both grand and pleasant. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with cars parked both around and at the centre. The Robinson's Department Store, with its iconic statue of Eros, stands on the left. The Department Store was destroyed by a fire in 1972 and the current site is...
  • Singapore River, 1977 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River. A bumboat is passing under the Elgin Bridge in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Singapore River, 1977 : night view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River at night. The Elgin Bridge can be seen in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with pedestrians walking about in front of Robinson's Department Store and the OUB (Overseas Union Bank) building. The iconic statue of Eros is seen on the roof of Robinson's Department Store. On the left is the...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [5]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a portion of Singapore's landscape behind the Padang area, from a south-west direction. Prominent landmarks include the Singapore Cricket Club and the Old Supreme Court beside the Padang, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Singapore River, Boat Quay and the Central Business District around Raffles Place. Title...
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : general view

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows guests at the opening of the 52-storey Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. The crowd is gathered for a reception at the banking hall. Seen on the upper floor is the OCBC Bank's logo which depicts a Chinese junk, reflecting the bank's strong Asian heritage. Physical dimensions of...
  • Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre. Beyond the bridge, moored along Singapore River, are bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs. In the background are financial buildings like the UIC Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building, framed against the skyline. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x...
  • Bagpipe group : general view [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an all-girls bagpipe band outside the OCBC Centre. This display was in celebration of the OCBC Centre inauguration. The name of the bank in Chinese, 'Hua Sha', can be seen at its entrance. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : exterior [6]

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a crowd gathered outside the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. Inside the banking hall, VIPs and invited guests are seen attending the inauguration of OCBC Centre. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River after clean-up, 1987 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Singapore River, reflecting the surrounding financial buildings on its surface after the clean up. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" involved the removal of all river craft and the dredging of refuse from the river bed and banks using river cleaning boats. Date of...
  • Shenton Way, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph gives a view of the skyline in the Shenton Way area. Landmarks in this photograph include DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) Tower, CPF (Central Provident Fund) Building, UIC (United Industrial Corporation) Building and OCBC (Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation) Centre. Title devised by Library staff.